In a world filled with male superheroes, it’s always refreshing to see female powers fighting evil alongside their guy counterparts. The introduction of racial and ethnic diversity into the lineup makes for an even more refreshing sight, where the skin colour doesn’t define one’s potential to be a hero.
G. Willow Wilson has clearly demonstrated both points with her work on the new Muslim Mrs Marvel Kamala Khan and A-Force – the first comic to star an all-female Avengers team. It’s only fitting, then, that DC Comics has announced her to be the new writer for the ongoing Wonder Woman series, to which she has expressed excitement over:
I’m delighted to be writing such an iconic character as Wonder Woman and to be working with DC once again,” Wilson said in a statement. “With more than 75 years of history, Wonder Woman has a wealth of backstory and drama to draw from, and I look forward to putting a spin on Diana and her supporting cast that’s both new, yet familiar. It’ll be a challenge to do her justice, but I like a challenge and can’t wait to get started.
This brings Wilson back to the realm of DC, where she wrote for mainstream titles like Superman and Vixen before heading over to Marvel. Her debut showing for Wonder Woman will be accompanied by artist Cary Nord (Conan, The Unexpected), and seems to have plenty of girl power in store.
Titled The Just War, the story arc follows Wonder Woman as she flies over to Eastern Europe to locate a missing Steve Trevor in the middle of a revolution, only to encounter one of her greatest enemies, Ares, along the way. Engaged in revolutionary conflict, the God of War appears to be different from his usual behaviour, thus prompting Wonder Woman to explore two considerations: whether he can be redeemed, and the whereabouts of the unbreakable prison that contained him on Themyscira.
While Wonder Woman is already a powerful figure in her own right, Wilson’s rich experience in writing female-driven superhero stories will definitely help to introduce more depth into her personality. She has done an exceptional job with Kamala Khan, and we certainly can’t wait to see her work her magic once again when the first arc drops on November 14, 2018.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.